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Former Buccaneers Quarterback Brad Johnson Admits to Having Footballs Tampered with Before 2003 Super Bowl
January 21st, 2015 at 11:05 AM
With the NFL investigating whether or not the New England Patriots violated league rules by deflating footballs in their AFC Championship Game victory over the Indianapolis Colts, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Brad Johnson tossed the Buccaneers into the narrative Wednesday morning. ***PHOTO1*** According to an article on Profootballtalk.nbcsports.com, Johnson admitted to...

Buccaneers Hire Falcons OC Dirk Koetter as Offensive Coordinator for 2015 Season
January 8th, 2015 at 7:58 PM
When Jeff Tedford stepped down as the offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Lovie Smith wanted to find someone to work with his offense and he didn't have to look too far out of the division to find that guy. ***PHOTO1*** Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network has reported that the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Mike Evans Among Finalists for the 2014 NFL Rookie of the Year Award
January 8th, 2015 at 6:31 PM
The National Football League announced the five finalists for the 2014 NFL Rookie of the Year award this week and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans made the cut. ***PHOTO1*** Nominated for the award are Evans, Teddy Bridgewater (Vikings), Odell Beckham Jr. (Giants), Jeremy Hill (Bengals) and Sammy Watkins (Bills). Fans can...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign WR Louis Murphy to Three-Year Extension
December 26th, 2014 at 9:51 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have agreed to terms on a multi-year extension with wide receiver Louis Murphy. ***PHOTO1*** “It’s a blessing. (It) took me six years to get to this point,” said Murphy. “I just commend my family for being there, sticking by my side. It means everything....

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Vincent Jackson Seeks Milestone in Week 16
December 19th, 2014 at 8:46 PM
Overshadowed by the exploits of rookie Mike Evans in recent weeks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson has quietly put together a solid season of his own. A savvy veteran, Jackson needs just 69 receiving yards against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday to reach 1,000 yards for the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Place Gerald McCoy, Two Others on Injured Reserve
December 16th, 2014 at 9:02 PM
Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (knee), wide receiver Louis Murphy (ankle), and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins were placed on Injured Reserve, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Tuesday. Head coach Lovie Smith addressed McCoy’s situation on Monday following the Week 15 loss to the Carolina Panthers in which McCoy sprained his right...

Rookie of the Year Frontrunners to Square Off When Tampa Bay Buccaneers Face the Carolina Panthers
December 13th, 2014 at 5:50 PM
Having been eliminated from playoff contention, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing only for pride on Sunday when they face the Carolina Panthers, but the Week 15 contest isn’t without an interesting storyline. The game will feature two of the leading Offensive Rookie of the Year candidates in Tampa Bay’s...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Re-sign Rookie Wide Receiver Solomon Patton
December 2nd, 2014 at 8:18 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Tuesday that they have re-signed wide receiver and kick returner Solomon Patton from the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad. ***PHOTO1*** Patton played in six games for the Buccaneers earlier this season, handling 10 punt returns for 112 yards and 17 kick returns for 393 yards. He was...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lose Another Close One; Remain Winless at Home
November 30th, 2014 at 7:26 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers entered Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFC South cellar, but remarkably only two games out of first place at 2-9. In a season of squandered opportunities, the Buccaneers failed to make up any ground in the worst division in the NFL, letting another...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Jorvorskie Lane Lost for the Season
November 24th, 2014 at 10:20 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers fullback Jorvorskie Lane was placed on injured reserved on Monday after suffering a season-ending injury to his right leg in Sunday’s loss to the Chicago Bears. Lane was injured on a carry in the second quarter and had to be carted off the field. Guard Logan Mankins...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Lovie Smith and Josh McCown Set for Return to Soldier Field
November 20th, 2014 at 11:04 PM
The 2-8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers will hit the road for a Week 12 clash with the 4-6 Chicago Bears on Sunday in a matchup that features a pair of familiar faces returning to Soldier Field. Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith and quarterback Josh McCown return to Chicago to take on...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Mike Evans Proving Best of Deep Rookie Class of Wide Receivers
November 18th, 2014 at 3:42 PM
Wide receiver Mike Evans vaulted to the head of this season’s rookie class of wide receivers with a career-best performance in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Since Tampa Bay’s bye week in Week 7, Evans has been more than simply a standout rookie; he...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Continue to Search for Answers as Losses Mount
November 12th, 2014 at 9:10 PM
Head coach Lovie Smith’s first season at the helm of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has gone awry in more ways than one, and the 1-8 Buccaneers are in the NFC South cellar as they prepare for their Week 11 test against the Washington Redskins. ***PHOTO1*** The reasons for the dismal record are...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Charles Sims Expected to Make Regular-Season Debut on Sunday
November 8th, 2014 at 7:23 PM
Rookie running back Charles Sims is expected to make his NFL regular season debut for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium. Sims' first taste of regular-season action was delayed after he underwent surgery on an injured right ankle in August. It has been...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Josh McCown Named Starting Quarterback Vs. Atlanta Falcons
November 5th, 2014 at 9:34 PM
As expected, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers named Josh McCown the starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium. Mike Glennon has started the last five games since stepping in for McCown, who injured the thumb on his throwing hand in the third game of the...

Josh McCown Expected to Regain Starting Job at Quarterback for Tampa Bay Buccaneers
November 4th, 2014 at 9:45 PM
During an appearance on the Total Access radio show on WDAE 620 AM on Tuesday night, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon indicated that Josh McCown will be named the team’s starting quarterback for Sunday’s Week 10 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith is expected to...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Lovie Smith Considering a Change at Quarterback
November 4th, 2014 at 4:18 PM
Less than 24 hours after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost yet another close game on Sunday, head coach Lovie Smith met with the press at One Buc Place on Monday and shared his thoughts on the quarterback situation ahead of this week’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. ***PHOTO1*** Mike Glennon is coming...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Announce Roster Moves: Charles Sims Activated
November 1st, 2014 at 10:22 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have activated rookie running back Charles Sims (pictured) and have promoted defensive tackle Matthew Masifilo and wide receiver Marcus Thigpen to the active roster from the practice squad. ***PHOTO1*** Sims, a third-round draft pick in this year’s NFL Draft, was placed on the injured...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Mike Evans Living up to Promise
October 31st, 2014 at 8:48 PM
Rookie wide receiver Mike Evans is living up to the lofty expectations that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers entertained when they took him as the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. ***PHOTO1*** At 6-foot-5, 231 pounds, Evans creates matchup nightmares for cornerbacks. At the halfway point of the season, the first-year...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Charles Sims Eyeing Week 9 Return
October 30th, 2014 at 7:10 PM
Rookie running back Charles Sims, who has missed the first half of the season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to an ankle injury that required surgery, may make his NFL regular-season debut in Week 9 against the Cleveland Browns. The third-round pick flashed promise in training camp and he...